(Classic) New Initial Setup - New Setup for Classic


  • 2019 2018 2017

    Here is 12 of n for discussion of my Classic House Rules

    So, we have a big pile of new units and new rules, how shall we set up the board? I propose the following new setup for A&A Classic.

    List of abbreviations:
    ACav - Armored Cavalry
    AirT - Air Transport
    AKA - (sea) Transport
    BB - Battleship
    Bmbr - Bomber
    CA - Cruiser
    CV - Aircraft Carrier
    Ftr - Fighter
    HArt - Heavy Artillery
    Para - Paratrooper
    SS - Submarine
    Trpr - Trooper

    This setup assumes that you are playing with the Cruisers from Post 1 (links to relevant posts added below), the Paratroopers and Air Transports from Post 2, the Armored Cavalry and Troopers from Post 3, and the Heavy Artillery from Post 4. The setup for Armored Cavalry, Troopers, and Heavy Artillery is ‘inspired’ by Ralph Boerke’s original setup for his Armored Cavalry, Troopers, and Heavy Artillery. This setup will place 1 Paratrooper and 1 Air Transport in the capital territories all nations, Germany will receive 1 additional Paratrooper and Air Transport in Rome (Southern Europe). This setup also assumes use of the “Boats Valve Fix” (BVF) proposed by D. A. Harrell from the mists of A&A history (I read about it from the re-post on Thrasher’s A&A page, which should give some history for those who remember Thrasher…). Also, this setup assumes the use of the variable British Sub setup. Furthermore, all CVs will receive a full complement of aircraft (2 Fighters) at setup; all sea zones with Transports or CVs will receive 1 Cruiser at setup, and all sea zones with Battleships will receive 1 (additional) Transport at setup.

    @Boat:

    In short, the Boat Valve Fix changes three things about Classic A&A - 1) optional “No Attack by Russia” made mandatory, 2) increase the number of German Subs in the Atlantic (off Western Europe) from 1 to 4, 3) increase the number of Japanese Transports in the Philippines Sea Zone from 1 to 4.

    First, setup the game as normal. Nothing will be removed from the original setup. Then, add the noted pieces to the following territories as listed below:

    • Union of Soviet Socialists Republics
      Russia (territory of) - 1 Trpr, 1 ACav, 1 HArt, 1 Para, and 1 AirT
      Karelia - 1 CA with SS and AKA already there
      Sov. F. East - 1 Trpr and 1 ACav

    • Union of Soviet Socialists Republics

    • Germany
      Germany (territory of) - 2 Trpr, 2 ACav, 1 HArt, 1 Para, 1 AirT, 1 CA and 1 SS with SS and AKA already in the Baltic
      Eastern Europe - 1 HArt
      Ukraine - 1 ACav and 1 HArt
      Southern Europe - 1 Para, 1 AirT, 1 CA and 1 AKA added to the BB and AKA already at sea
      Western Europe - 1 ACav, 1 HArt, and 3 SS added to the 1 SS already at sea
      Libya - 1 ACav

    • Germany

    • United Kingdom
      United Kingdom (territory of) - 1 Trpr, 1 HArt, 1 Para, 1 AirT, 1 CA and 1 AKA added to the BB and AKA already at sea
      Eastern Canada - 1 CA with AKA already there
      India - 1 Trpr and 1 CA with AKA already there
      Gibraltar - 1 AKA added to the BB already at sea
      Egypt - 1 ACav, also - (The UK player has the option to move the 1 UK SS already off the coast of Egypt from the Med to the Red Sea (aka, the other side of the Suez Canal) at setup. Once USSR starts taking its turn, choice is set for that game.)

    • United Kingdom

    • Empire of Japan
      Japan (territory of) - 1 Trpr, 1 ACav, 1 HArt, 1 Para, 1 AirT, and 1 CA, 1 SS, and 1 AKA with BB and AKA already at sea
      Manchuria - 1 Trpr and 1 ACav
      Fr. In. Burma - 1 ACav
      Phil. I’s - 1 CA and 3 AKA added to the AKA already at sea
      Kwangtung - 1 ACav
      Caro. I’s - 1 CA, 1 Ftr, and 1 AKA with BB, CV, and Ftr already at sea
      Solo. I’s - 1 SS added to the 1 SS already at sea

    • Empire of Japan

    • United States of America
      Eastern US - 2 Trpr, 1 Para, 1 AirT, and 1 CA with AKA already at sea
      Western US - 2 Trpr, 1 ACav, 1 HArt, 1 CA, 1 SS, and 1 AKA with BB and AKA already at sea
      Hawaii - 1 CA, and 1 Ftr with SS, CV, and Ftr already at sea

    • United States of America

    Posts
    Post 1 - Cruisers - www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=41100.0
    Post 2 - Paratroopers and Air Transports - www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=41101.0
    Post 3 - Armored Cavalry and Troopers - www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=41157.0
    Post 4 - Heavy Artillery - www.axisandallies.org/forums/index.php?topic=41158.0

    One more post (Neutral Countries and what to be done with them), and I think I’ll have posted about all of my personal rule collection for Classic. Looking forward to wrapping all of this up and putting together a comprehensive rule book of changes.

    -Midnight_Reaper


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